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Story and Simulations for Serious Games by Terry Borst, Nick Iuppa

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Collaborative Distance Learning

In 1999, the University of Southern California hired Richard Lindheim away from Paramount Pictures. Lindheim was an Executive Vice President in the Television Group at the time and was the leading force behind the Paramount/DoD collaboration. USC had received a large research grant from the United States Army to set up a university-affiliated research center, and critical to the affiliation was the bringing together of military training researchers, university scientists, and the Hollywood creative community. Lindheim was the perfect man for the job in many ways. His relationship with the DoD had already given him experience with the world of military simulation training. More importantly, he knew many of the ...

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